Roseau, Dominica, 9 October 2011
The 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) opened in the Commonwealth of Dominica with a call for collaboration among governments and stakeholders to recommend policy measures to reduce poverty, increase food production, formulate fundamental objectives and strategies for adaptation and mitigation to the harmful effects of Climate Change including management practices for the Caribbean’s water supply.
CWA is being hosted from the 9-15 October, 2011 in Dominica under the theme “Caribbean Food and Nutrition Security in a Changing Climate – The Nature Island Experience”.
Mr. Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) for the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries said Caribbean countries continue to face the challenge of ensuring food security, in the face of threats posed by climate change. He said that the threat is a worldwide one, that is closely related to the growing global population.